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Developer(s) Donald Lessau
Initial release January 2, 2014; 3 months ago (2014-01-02)[1]
Stable release 13.80.0100[2] / February 26, 2014; 52 days ago (2014-02-26)
Development status Active
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Size 3.09 MB[2]
Available in 17 languages[3]
Type File Manager
License Freeware
Website xyplorer.com/free
As of March 3, 2014
XYplorer Pro Edition
Developer(s) Donald Lessau
Initial release December 5, 1999; 14 years ago (1999-12-05)[4]
Stable release 13.80.0100[5] / February 26, 2014; 52 days ago (2014-02-26)
Development status Active
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Size 3.19 MB[5]
Available in 17 languages[3]
Type File Manager
License Trialware (30-day trial, Retail)
Website xyplorer.com
As of March 3, 2014

XYplorer (pronounced X-Y-plorer or Zai-plorer,[6] formerly known as TrackerV3) is a file manager for Windows 98/NT/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7/8. XYplorer is a hybrid file manager that combines features found in navigational and orthodox file managers. In addition to dual folder panes (since version 8), it features a file tree and a tabbed interface for folders that supports drag-and-drop between tabs and panes.

A central feature is the hideable information panel at the bottom that can be used to view file properties and contents, generate reports, preview files (PNG, TIF, GIF, JPG, TGA, PSD, ICO; WAV, MP3, MPEG, AVI; TTF, PFB; HTML, EML, MSG, DOC, XLS, PDF, and many other formats) and find files. The search facility supports Boolean logic, regular expressions, whole word and fuzzy matching, binary string search, and multiple location search.

Some unique features are the Catalog, (which is a user created panel of links to files, folders, URLs, shortcuts, and similar entries), Scripting (which allows user to create stored sets of commands, similar to a macro), Mini Tree (a custom subset of the tree) and UDC (User Defined Commands, to create a limited set of customized commands). Other features includes advanced batch renaming capabilities, custom file copiers (supports file verifications, pause and resume, and course of action on file collisions), highly customizable color-coding for files (aka Color Filters. Allows color-coding of files based on one or more combinations of file types, dates, age, and size), and highly customizable visual filters allowing only certain files and folders to be displayed depending on the filter criteria. Also available is flat file viewing that allows parent folders to be seen in the same window.

XYplorer is constantly developed with regular beta releases. Most recently added features include Breadcrumb navigation, support for external copy handlers such as teracopy and fastcopy etc.

XYplorer is a portable (stand-alone) file manager. It does not require any installation, stores all data in the program's folder or a user defined folder, and running it does not change the system or registry unless by user request to set XYplorer as the default file manager or add to Windows context menu.

Historically, the application was first a search engine, and later grew into a more complete file manager.

XYplorer is being actively developed by Donald Lessau since 1998, originally as Dual Licensed Freeware (non-commercial use) and Professional License. It later is offered under a Lifetime Professional License that allows unlimited updates for life and a cheaper Standard Professional License that allows updates to a certain version. A feature limited Home Edition was also available for a lower price.

Starting with version 12.00 (released January 28, 2013), XYplorer became multilingual and as of January 2014 it is available in 17 languages.[3]

XYplorer Lifetime License was unavailable for 6 months starting January 28, 2013, but on popular demand it was made available on July 23, 2013. Additionally, XYplorer Standard Licence Pro users can upgrade to lifetime licenses at a discount price.

A freeware version of XYplorer, XYplorerFree (v13.60), was made available starting Jan 2nd 2014.[1] An older version of this freeware which was available from Nov 2007 to May 2008, is obsolete for current operating systems.

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  1. ^ a b "XYplorer v13.60 Release Notes". January 2, 2013. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "XYplorerFree Download Page". February 26, 2014. Retrieved March 3, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "XYplorer Language Files". January 30, 2014. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  4. ^ "TrackerV3 History Page". 1999. Archived from the original on March 6, 2001. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "XYplorer Download Page". February 26, 2014. Retrieved March 3, 2014. 
  6. ^ "XYplorer Product Information". Retrieved 5 March 2014. 

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